What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), also known as a ‘Hair Tattoo,’ is a revolutionary non-surgical cosmetic treatment that deposits tiny dots into the scalp using specialised micro-needles. The process of scalp micropigmentation replicates the appearance of natural hair follicles, creating the look of thicker hair or a closely shaved scalp. The hair tattoo is semi-permanent and will not damage your existing hair follicles. Suitable for both men and women, scalp micropigmentation effectively addresses male pattern baldness, alopecia, scars, receding hairlines, and thinning hair in men and women. This versatile treatment offers a realistic solution for various hair loss conditions without causing additional hair loss.

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Located in Melbourne, our premium, state-of-the-art facility is second to none. Our team of expert artists will guide you through the entire process, ensuring a professional and personalised experience. Enjoy a vibrant yet relaxing atmosphere that makes each session comfortable and unique.

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Our services are designed to help men and women suffering all types of hair loss to look and feel their absolute best through our signature 3D REALISM technique that we have developed and pioneered over 5 years with all skin colours and hair loss levels.

SMP Treatments

Men's Hairline Tattoo

Shaved Hair Tattoo

Restore thinning hairlines or create a new hairline

Hair Thickening


Thicken the look of existing hair and disguise thinning


Scarring & Alopecia

Conceal and camouflage scars on the scalp.

Women's SMP


Create the appearance of fuller and thicker hair

Beard Thickening

A fuller appearance with thicker hair

INKD SMP Process

01. Consultation

Book a free consultation with our experienced artists that will create your personalised scalp micropigmentation program

02. Design

Once you decide to proceed with SMP, the specialist will create a personalised design that takes into account the shape of your head and hairline, as well as your desired hair density and colour

03. Treatment

The SMP treatment typically involves 3-4 sessions over the course of 6-8 weeks. During each session, the specialist will use micro-needles to apply pigment to the scalp, gradually building up the appearance of hair follicles.

Our Ultra Realistic technique

Clients can expect nothing but quality, natural looking results with every treatment.

Our signature 3D REALISM technique has been developed over 5 years experience with all skin colours and hair loss levels. We start conservative on your first session and gradually build up density.

The majority of our clients will see their final results within 2-6 weeks! 

During your private, confidential and customised consultation, we will talk you through our process, outline what you’d like to achieve, and provide a quote with recommendations specific to your needs.

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We guarantee our work with a 12-month touch-up session to address any hairline changes, fading, or unevenness, and blend in additional hair loss. Our commitment is to ensure you’re 100% confident and satisfied with your new look. Renowned worldwide for long-term healed results, we work closely with you every step of the way to create a transformation you’ll love.

INKD SMP Academy

Interested in becoming a world-class SMP Artist with INKD SMP ACADEMY?

Inkd SMP is a world-renowned Scalp Micropigmentation training Academy with monthly groups across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA. We offer premium, comprehensive and structured hands on Scalp Micropigmentation Training programs.

Our online SMP program is the #1 up-skill training course trusted by experienced artists world wide.

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Book your free consultation with our skilled practitioners and discover the difference our expertise can make in your life. 

During your private, confidential and customised consultation, we will talk you through our process, outline what you’d like to achieve, and provide a quote with recommendations specific to your needs.


Scalp Micropigmentation is a semi-permanent treatment that may last 10+ years with proper care. However, over time as your skin naturally sheds it’s layers and absorbs the pigment, the treatment will fade and require touchups. Everyone’s scalp is unique and factors such as sun exposure, and dry or oily skin type may cause this to happen at an accelerated rate.

The average individual will require touchups every 2-5 years to freshen up the colour. Inkd SMP offers a 12 month treatment guarantee to cover any fading or changes to hairline etc requiring a touchup within the first year of your treatment. Touchups are one session and will cover all areas needing blending to ensure your Scalp Micropigmentation treatment stays even and fresh looking.

Pricing for Scalp Micropigmentation also known as ‘hair tattoo’ is determined by the hair loss treatment type, and size of area needing to be covered. On average clients can expect treatment costs ranging from $1500-$4000 for density or full hairline creation.

We base our pricing off of the Norwood Scale, the international standard for determining hair loss severity. We provide confidential, free, no obligation consultations that can be done by submitting your photos online or requesting phone and in person meetings.

Each Scalp Micropigmentation treatment is done over 2-4 sessions. This is to ensure we gradually build up and blend the tattoo, adjust the density and ink colour to create the most natural hair growth results. Sessions generally run between 2-4 hours depending on the area we need to cover.

The majority of our clients complete their full treatment within 2-6 weeks depending on the treatment type. Our general timeline for treatments is 7-14 days in between treatments and 1+ month in between your previous session and final follow up session.

We leave a longer time before your final session as your skin regenerates every 28 days and we always adjust your hair tattoo based on healed results. This method ensures our clients have the most natural looking long term healed results. Our artist will advise you otherwise based on your skin type.

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP), often called a hair tattoo, is a semi-permanent solution for thinning hair. It involves applying tiny dots of pigment to the scalp, mimicking the look of shaved hair and creating the illusion of thicker hair follicles and natural hair growth. The effects of SMP typically last 4 to 6 years, with some fading over time. Touch-up sessions help maintain the desired appearance. While Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) offers a realistic, long-lasting solution for hair loss, it doesn’t stimulate new hair growth or replace lost hair follicles, providing a permanent look of a fuller, shaved hairstyle.

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is generally safe and has minimal side-effects. Common side effects include mild redness, itching, and swelling at the treatment site, which usually subside within a few days. 

Ensuring the procedure is performed by a certified professional minimises these risks. While Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) effectively creates the look of thicker hair and shaved hair, it does not affect natural hair growth or hair follicles directly. Overall, the side effects of scalp micropigmentation are typically minor and temporary.

Consultation: The first step is to schedule a consultation with a Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) specialist. During this appointment, the specialist will assess your hair loss and discuss your goals and expectations for the treatment.

Design: Once you decide to proceed with Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) treatment, the specialist will create a custom design that takes into account the shape of your head and hairline, as well as your desired hair density and colour.

Treatment: The Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) treatment typically involves 3-4 sessions over the course of 6-8 weeks. During each session, the specialist will use micro-needles to apply pigment to the scalp, gradually building up the appearance of hair follicles. The treatment is typically painless and requires no downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately after each session.

Aftercare: After each session, you’ll need to follow specific aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and optimal results. For the first 3 days, this includes avoiding water on the scalp and excessive sweating, sun exposure, and hair products. For more in-depth information on SMP aftercare follow the link.

Maintenance: Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a long-lasting solution to hair loss, but it may require occasional touch-up sessions to maintain its appearance over time. The frequency of touch-up sessions will vary depending on factors such as skin type, lifestyle, and desired hair density.

Overall, Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a safe and effective solution to hair loss that provides natural-looking results and requires minimal maintenance. If you’re experiencing hair loss, SMP may be the solution you’ve been looking for to help you regain your confidence and feel great about your hair.

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a minimally invasive procedure designed to address thinning hair and hair loss. It involves the application of tiny dots of pigment to the scalp, mimicking the appearance of shaved hair and creating the illusion of thicker hair follicles and natural hair growth. Unlike surgical hair restoration methods, SMP does not require incisions or extensive recovery time.

The process is similar to getting a hair tattoo, where a specialized machine deposits pigment into the upper layers of the skin. Most clients experience minimal discomfort, and side effects are typically limited to mild redness and swelling, which subside quickly. Overall, Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a safe and minimally invasive option for achieving the look of fuller, denser hair.

Inkd SMP is renowned worldwide for our signature 3D realism technique. Our method ensures the tattoo looks exactly like real hair follicles growing out of your scalp!

Each client’s natural hair follicle size and colour at the root are matched during the SMP treatment. We use multiple needle sizes and custom colour shades to blend the tattooed follicles within your own. Our technique ensures a natural and undetectable result.

We also take into consideration the age of the client and their hair loss pattern to blend into an area of hair that allows for any future hair loss that may occur. We always fade out the tattoo about an inch into the existing hair to create a seamless blend.

If clients are to experience any further hair loss, we simply touch up the area and blend it into the existing SMP.

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) and hair transplants address hair loss differently. SMP is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny dots of pigment to mimic shaved hair, creating the illusion of thicker hair and natural hair growth. It provides immediate results and requires minimal downtime.

In contrast, hair transplants involve surgically moving hair follicles from one part of the scalp to another, promoting natural hair growth. This method can be more invasive, with longer recovery times and potential complications.

While SMP offers a realistic appearance of thicker hair, it doesn’t stimulate hair growth. Hair transplants can restore actual hair growth but may not be suitable for everyone due to cost, recovery time, and varying results. The choice between SMP and hair transplants depends on individual needs and preferences.

Most clients describe the pain from 2-5 out of 10, with the sensation being more of an annoying itch rather than feeling painful. The front temples, hairline and sides of head tend to be the most painful because of the nerve endings in those areas. Numbing cream is available for clients with very low pain tolerance.

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